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Man of the Year

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen being named Man of the Year presented by the Greater Vancouver Visitors and Convention Bureau for his successful development of Whistler Mountain, including:

  • Two newspaper articles about Franz Wilhelmsen being named Man of the Year
  • A Bayshore Inn Vancouver menu from the dinner in which Franz was named Man of the Year
  • Two photos taken after Franz Wilhelmsen was named Man of the Year (both photos used in the newspaper articles)

Freeman of Whistler

  • WIL-01-03
  • Bestanddeel
  • November 16, 1983 - January 8, 1996
  • Part of Wilhelmsen fonds

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen being named a Freeman of Whistler, including:

  • Certificate naming Franz Wilhelmsen a Freeman of Whistler
  • Letter from Trevor Roote to the Resort Municipality of Whistler requesting the creation of a register recording the names of those people named Freeman of Whistler. Includes biographies of Freemen such as Myrtle Philip, Garry Watson, Alan E. Raine, Franz Wilhelmsen, Trevor Frederick Roote, William Patrick Carleton, and R.H. Drew Meredith.
  • Letter from Trevor Roote to his fellow Freeman informing that Chester Jones was not listed in the Freeman register.

Order of British Columbia

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen’s nomination for the Order of British Columbia, including:

  • Nomination letters and forms sent in by various people including Ivan Boyd Quinn, Sam Toy, Peter J.G. Bentley, Hugh O’Reilly, H.P. Bell-Irving, and Peter H. Andrews
  • Nominations leaflet with shipping receipt
  • Chronology of the life of Franz Wilhelmsen
  • Blank Order of British Columbia nomination forms

Jim Marshall Award

  • WIL-01-05
  • Bestanddeel
  • June 22, 1981 - September 10, 1981
  • Part of Wilhelmsen fonds

Papers related to Franz Wilhelmsen’s reception of the Jim Marshall award, which is presented to a member of the Canada West Ski Area Operators that has contributed the greatest effort in the public enhancement and enjoyment of the sport of skiing in Western Canada. File includes:

  • Newspaper articles and documents announcing Franz Wilhelmsen as the recipient of the Jim Marshall Award
  • Document explaining the Jim Marshall Award
  • Thank-you letter from Franz for choosing him to receive the Jim Marshall Award

Franz' Run and Franz's Chair

Photographs of the dedication ceremony of “Franz’ Run” (a ski run on Whistler Mountain) in honour of Franz Wilhelmsen, December 10, 1983, as well as a Whistler Blackcomb brochure announcing, among other things, the installation of Franz's Chair, and a draft letter from Franz Wilhelmsen responding to the honour from April 2, 1998.

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